Top 25 Things to Do in August

The Pride is high this month! Plus the big top goes up in Letná and much more

Live Music

Patti Smith – Aug 5/Archa Divadlo

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The high-priestess of art-rock performs her acclaimed Horses, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and is considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

Nneka – Aug 6/Lucerna Music Bar

The Nigerian soul singer dubbed the next Lauryn Hill combines reggae, R&B, afrobeat, and hip-hop styles with a velvety voice.

Patti Smith/Image: Wiki Commons
Patti Smith/Image: Wiki Commons

Conchita Wurst at Prague Pride – Aug 10/Strelecky Ostrov

The Austrian Eurovision 2015 winner will headline the Prague Pride opening concert at Strelecky Ostrov (a.k.a. Pride Village).

Interpol – Aug 12/Lucerna Music Bar

One of the acclaimed breakout bands of the post-punk revival of the 2000s reunite for a new album and world tour.

The War on Drugs – Aug 17/Lucerna Music Bar

Retro-leaning Philly shoegazers, recently nominated for a Brit Award for Best International Artist, bring their dreamy tunes to Prague.

The War on Drugs/Image: Facebook
The War on Drugs/Image: Facebook

Club Nights

Let It Roll Afterparty – Aug 2/Storm Club

If you missed the open-air Let It Roll Festival in Nymburk, check out the afterparty in Prague featuring Let It Roll Djs and special guests.

Let It Roll/Image: Facebook
Let It Roll/Image: Facebook

Party Cabaret Praha – Aug 28/Roxy

English beatboxer ThePetebox, Detroit techno star Kenny Larkin, and Czech rapper Orion present a Technicolor evening of costumes and beats.


Prague Pride – Aug 10-16/Multiple venues

Highlights of the fifth annual Pride Celebration include concerts at Strelecky Ostrov, an afterparty at Roxy, and the big parade on August 16.

Prague Pride 2015/Photo: Lukáš Bíba
Prague Pride 2015/Photo: Lukáš Bíba

Overtone Festival – Aug 15/Riegrovy Sady

A new name on the Czech festival map hosts its first edition in Prague with the German duo Milky Chance getting top billing.

Rock for Churchill – Aug 28/Vroutek, Areál Myslivna

Selah Sue (BE), Archive (UK), and Looptroop Rockers (SWE) are just a few of the live acts taking to the main stage with Dj sets by Ed Rush (UK) and more.

Festival of Nine Colours – Aug 29/Park Podviní

This celebration of foreigners in Prague is a lively day of traditional live music, performance, and food and drink from around the world.


Letní Letná – Aug 16-Sept 3/Letná Park

A Prague tradition now in its 12
th year, this contemporary circus festival is so much more with a staggering line-up of performances and activties on offer.

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Letní Letná/Image: Facebook
Letní Letná/Image: Facebook

L’Opera Barocca – Aug 14-Sept 6/Clam Gallas Palace

A festival of early music that includes opera and theater performances (expect brilliant costumes as it is organized by Carnevale Praha) from the 17th and 18th centuries.


Exhibition of Film Posters – now thru Aug 30/DOX

Terry’s Socks and the Art Archive present an exhibition of film posters and book covers created in Czechoslovakia from the late 1950’s until 1989.

Noir Film Festival Aug 20/Castle Křivoklát

A unique festival that focuses on the noir genre, experience dark tales of femme fatales amidst the stunning backdrop of this gothic landmark.

Noir Film Festival/Image: Facebook
Noir Film Festival/Image: Facebook

Art & Design

Amy Arbus On the Street – now thru Sept 6/Leica Gallery

Arbus, daughter of iconic photographer Diane Arbus, captured New York’s most influential style-makers, including Madonna and the Clash, in black and white from 1980-1990.

Leica Gallery/Image:  © Martina Klírová
Leica Gallery/Image: © Martina Klírová

Fashion Bizar Bazar – Aug 2/Cargo Gallery

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A day-long chance to dig for vintage fashion treasure to a laid-back Dj set soundtrack with quality refreshments on hand.

Alice Masaryková and Support for the Arts – Aug 7-Nov 11/Prague Castle

Opening this month at Prague Castle, an exhibition devoted to works acquired by Dr. Alice Masaryková, daughter of the first president of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Food & Drink

Džem fest – Aug 30/Tiskarna na Vzduchu

Homemade jams, jellies, and marmalades are the theme of this delicious fest with proceeds going to a local charity.

F.O.O.D. Picnic/Image: Facebook
F.O.O.D. Picnic/Image: Facebook

F.O.O.D. Picnic, Prague Ice Cream Festival, Naplavka Street Food

See our article Super Summer Food Festivals for the low-down on these and more August food festivals!

Random Fun

Vinyl Only Day – August 22/Containall

Buy, play, listen, or just talk vinyl at this swap meet for crate diggers and lovers of hot wax.

Prague Triathalon Weekend – August 14-16/Multiple venues

The first-ever Prague triathlon weekend will offer a variety of Iron Man events in the center of Prague.

Stalin Barber Shop – August 5/Stalin

From 14:00, get a fresh summer crew cut at Prague’s hippest summer hangout. This is an ongoing event with open-air cuts by Pepe barbershop.

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